Drug-dispensing fee

Winter 2018 CSANews Issue 109  |   Posted date : Dec 19, 2018.Back to list

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We go south for five months. I had my prescription filled to cover 180 days. ONE pill (thyroid) ONE prescription. The pill cost was just under $20.00 and the dispensing fee was just under $19.00. I was charged two dispensing fees, as they said that 100 pills was the max on one dispensing fee. Am I the only one upset about this? Has there ever been anything done by our government to control this outrageous money grab?

Andree Date
Sarnia, ON

Response :
Ed.: This is common practice among pharmacies and it is basically an extra time fee for counting out another 100 pills. Your $19 fee is very high and I would look at a different pharmacy to reduce your costs. Before switching, ask up front about their 180-day dispensing fee.

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